OABA to host Preventive Controls for Animal Food Course

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association, in collaboration with the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), will offer the FSPCA Preventive Controls for Animal Food Course Oct. 25-27. The new training is intended for individuals that are designated as the Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) for their facility under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

FSMA requires facilities processing any type of animal food (complete feed or ingredients) to comply with new current good manufacturing practices and to implement a written animal food safety plan developed and overseen by a PCQI.

This course is the standardized training developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA). This training is accepted by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as meeting the requirements of PCQI designation. Participants that complete the course will receive a certificate from the FSPCA.

Led by Henry Turlington and Gary Huddleston, of AFIA, the course content will provide knowledge of the FSMA animal preventive controls rule and training for creation of an effective animal food safety plan.

Other course topics include:

  • Overview of the FSMA requirements for animal food
  • Current Good Manufacturing Practice requirements
  • Animal food safety hazards
  • Overview of the food safety plan
  • Hazard analysis and preventive controls determination
  • Preventive control management components
  • Process controls
  • Sanitation controls
  • Supply-chain-applied controls
  • Recall plan

“OABA is excited to be able to provide this training in partnership with AFIA,” said Chris Henney, OABA president and CEO. “The new training will ensure our members stay in compliance with FSMA regulations and continue to provide excellent products and services to their customers.”

Registration for the PCQI training is $700 per participant, with a limit of 60 participants. The event will be held at All Occasions Catering in Waldo, Ohio. For complete event details or to register, visit oaba.net/events or contact Margo Long at 614-326-7520 or mlong@oaba.net. The registration deadline is Oct. 7.

For those attendees in need of lodging, block rooms are available at the Holiday Inn in Marion. Rooms are $99 per night plus tax and are available until Sept. 28.


Check Also

Corn versus soybean storage

By Carl Zulauf, Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, Ohio State University, and Sanghyo …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *